Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.— Muhammad Ali
Lavish Boxing Champions quotations
I want to be remembered as a great athlete. As a boxing champion.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
To win takes a complete commitment of mind and body.
When you can't make that commitment, they don't call you a champion anymore.
A champion shows who he is by what he does when he's tested.
When a person gets up and says 'I can still do it', he's a champion.
I actually study boxing - my dad was a Golden Gloves champion so I learned how to fight at a very young age. Growing up in Brooklyn you always had to watch your back, so I pretty much learned to protect myself.
Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.
A champion shows who he is by what he does.
It isn't the mountains that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
When I was 15 or 16 and I started climbing up the ladder of success in amateur boxing, a reporter asked me, "What do you want to be?" I think he was expecting me to say, "A champion." I said, "I want to be special." I don't know why I said that, but I didn't just want to be a fighter. I wanted to have an impact with people, particularly kids.
I consider myself blessed. I consider you blessed. We've all been blessed with God-given talents. Mine just happens to be beating people up.
Anyone will succeed in whatever field of endeavor in life by acquiring the same virtues and character that boxing world champions do - dedication, perseverance, courage, extreme self-discipline and prayers
Sure the fight was fixed. I fixed it with a right hand.
A champion shows who he is by what he does when he's tested.
When a person gets up and says 'I can still do it', he's a champion. If they cut my bald head open, they will find one big boxing glove. That's all I am. I live it.
The will must be stronger than the skill.
Since I was a boy of five or six, I had it in my mind I would be a world boxing champion.
If you screw things up in tennis, it's 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it's your ass.
They only delivered the newspaper once a week where I lived in Oklahoma, and those people lived and died with the box score of my games. My biggest moment was winning the World Series because everyone in my town was able to feel he was a world champion.
People don't realise what they had till it's gone.
Like President Kennedy - nobody like him. Like The Beatles, there will never be anything like them. Like my man, Elvis Presley - I was the Elvis of boxing.
All boxing experts told Helenius is the next world champion! Chisora beat him.
MY greatest regret in life is that I never became the heavyweight boxing champion ofthe world.
The lad who dreams of being a boxing champion or an admiral chooses reality.
If the writer chooses the imaginary, he confuses the two.
I never boxed until 17 and a half, I was in the Olympics at 19, and I was world champion when I was 20. I never watched a boxing match life in my life. The only boxer I had ever heard of was Muhammad Ali.
It hurts me because of what he's doing to boxing.
Because one of the most important world titles is at stake now. The champion has to defend it against the best.
The sun rises every day. What is to love? Lock the sun in a box. Force the sun to overcome adversity in order to rise. Then we will cheer! I will often admire beautiful sunrise, but I will never consider the sun a champion for having risen.
I think it's doing a good job at the things that Premier Boxing Champions was setting out for. I think it is still heading in the right direction, I don't think it's over. It is definitely bringing more boxing fans and an audience from people that normally wouldn't be watching boxing. I think it's doing a great job and will probably do a better job in the future.
I became so disciplined when I was on tag.
I would be at home by eight o'clock, and because I had boxing, I lived the disciplined life. I started reading because I learnt that so many champions educated themselves. Joe Louis, Mike Tyson, Bernard Hopkins. Before, it was 'act now, think later' - but the discipline and reading changed me.
America is the mecca of boxing, and they've had some great champions here.
It's good to establish your skills and let people know what you're about in the States.
A great champion needs a background in amateur boxing, I'm convinced of that.
There you learn everything that youll need later as a pro. Someone whos got more than 400 amateur fights behind him no longer gets nervous before going into the ring and doesnt lose his nerve during a fight. You know all the boxing styles, youre prepared for anything, youve got the pedigree that you need to be a successful pro.
Boxing and chess are similar. Its about the choice of means. Sometimes I need a pawn, a bishop or a knight to defeat my opponent. Its about finding the best way. A good boxer has to be variable. He doesnt just need to know how to punch. He must also know how to protect himself, how to defend, how to avoid the opponents punches. Only a complete fighter can become champion.
My boxing inspiration is to one day become world champion, to go as far as I can go and see where it takes me.
Mitt Romney announced he will fight former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield in a charity boxing match. You can tell that Romney is serious about it. Today, his butler gave him a piggyback ride up the steps of the Philadelphia art museum.
Mitt Romney, two-time Republican presidential hopeful, boxed former heavyweight champion of the world Evander Holyfield for charity. It was a horrible moment when Romney bit off Holyfield's other ear.
Throughout the history of the sport, the heavyweight champion has been.
.. a reason to talk about boxing at the water cooler.
No matter what nationality or color is champion, we Irish like to say that we have a heavyweight champion, Gene Tunney retired, who can come back and take the title at any time.